Seattle RailsBridge Rails for Women Workshop

Friday, June 1st, 6:30-9pm (REQUIRED): Software Installation Fest
Saturday, June 2nd, 9:30am-4pm: Rails Workshop

4:30pm: Workshop Afterparty

This workshop is intended to reach out to women who are new to Ruby and Rails. Men are welcome to come - please find the woman in your life that wants to learn Ruby and Rails who will register and bring you as a guest. 

The workshop is  FREE of charge!

We are still looking for volunteers and TAs! Sign up to help out here:   http://www.meetup.com/SeattleRailsBridge/events/59913312/

The workshop will be held at Substantial, 900 E Pine, Suite 202, Seattle

 

In this workshop, we'll take you through building a complete web application using Ruby on Rails. By the end of the workshop, you'll have an application on the internet that connects to a database and reads and writes information.

We'll meet up Install Fest day to install all of the software you need, and then spend workshop day learning and writing code. Be sure to attend the installfest.

Total programming novices, system administrators, and developers in other languages are welcome to attend. We'll have different classes separated by experience level. Each participant needs to bring his or her own computer.

When you RSVP you'll be asked a few question about your operating system, level and type of programming experience, and whether you will be bringing any children. We will plan for a playgroup on site if you're bringing a child.

Snacks will be provided Friday evening and breakfast & lunch will be provided on Saturday. 

If you have questions, please send a message to the organizers.

 

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  • Emily A.

    Great experience. Well organized, friendly atmosphere, with highly knowledgeable teaching crew and wonderful fellow participants!

    June 4, 2012

  • Kelsey S.

    Great workshop. I came into it with a few tutorials under my belt, and it was super helpful having experienced rails devs around to clarify the confusing bits. It was a truly energizing event.

    June 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a very positive experience. I enjoyed being an environment that was mostly female. The teachers and teaching assistants were very helpful. I left feeling energized and excited to learn more about Ruby on Rails.

    June 3, 2012

  • Debra O.

    Kerri,

    I did that, and it didn't help. I think I figured it out, though. It was pointing to my old app from yesterday. I made a new directory, railsbridge1, and started the curriculum over from scratch with that one, and it seems to be working now. Thank you for your help!

    Deb

    June 3, 2012

  • Kerri M.

    Hi Debra! Make sure you don't already have a terminal running the "rails server" command still. If it is, you can either use control-C or close that terminal window to stop it from running. Hope that helps!

    -kerri-

    June 3, 2012

  • Debra O.

    I'm going back over the curriculum so I can understand it better. When I got to the point of looking at the app locally, I see what I did yesterday, not what I just did today. Also I got this message:
    [[masked] 12:15:18] WARN TCPServer Error: Address already in use - bind(2)
    Exiting

    So how do I get it to point to my current work? Inside the directory railsbridge, I made a new folder suggestotron2, and that's where I'm working. Why can't my browser see it?

    Thank you so much.

    Deb

    June 3, 2012

  • Jamie

    Fun, informative, good pace for my level of understanding. Great chance to network and get ideas. Glad I brought friends.

    June 3, 2012

  • Debra O.

    You guys were awesome! Thank you, and thanks to the sponsors. I learned a lot, and my brain hurts, but in a good way.

    Deb Otto

    June 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This meetup brought together an awesome group of women(and a few nice guys too)! They appreciated and planned for many different levels of Ruby/RoR and made it very accessible. They also didn't play--there's alot of info/resources to take home, making sure this is the beginning of your adventure with the Ruby (Hello) World and not just a single day's lesson. I was a complete newbie to Ruby and almost completely new to programming, and the coding as well as the connections I've started today really feel valuable. Thank you so much!

    June 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Information overload. How could it not be? Not sure.

    The TAs were patient and helpful, knowledgeable teacher. I have a few suggestions on how to improve the presentation and facilitation I'll message separately. Very generous with b'fast, lunch and happy hour! What a treat!

    June 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my very first Meetup activity, and it was great! The volunteers were very helpful, and the facility (Substantial on Cap Hill) was GREAT! Learned a lot, and made some good networking connections. Thanks!

    June 2, 2012

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